We define the turning effect with the **equation**: **Moment** = Force × Perpendicular distance from the pivot. Since force is measured in newtons (N) and distances in metres (m) the unit for a **moment** is the newton-metre (Nm). **Moments** can act in two ways: clockwise or anticlockwise.

Similarly, it is asked, what are the principles of moment?

The principle of moments states that when in equilibrium the total sum of the **anti** clockwise moment is equal to the total sum of the clockwise moment. When a system is stable or **balance** it is said to be in equilibrium as all the forces acting on the system cancel each other out.

What is Varignon's principle?

The **Principle** of Moments. The **Principle** of Moments, also known as **Varignon's** Theorem, states that the moment of any force is equal to the algebraic sum of the moments of the components of that force.

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